Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Duncan Keith will miss the first four pre-season games as he continues rehabilitation on his injured right knee, Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen told reporters after the practice of training camp Monday.
Keith has not been ruled out for the final two preseason games Blackhwaks Jerseys - October 4 against Detroit and 8 October in St. Louis.
The 33-year-old defender has been named to the Canadian team for the World Cup, but out of the competition on August 24 to give him more time to rehab his knee. Keith was operated on October 20 last year to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee he suffered during the Stanley Cup final in 2015 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Keith, a double winner of the Norris Trophy, had nine goals and 34 assists in 67 games last season. He added three goals and two assists in six postseason games.
Dineen also said that the Blackhawks will be without forward Patrick Kane and defenseman Michal Kempny when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first pre-season game Wednesday. Both players participated in the Hockey World Cup in Toronto for their country, but were eliminated after the tournament round to round.
Dineen said defensive perspective Ville Pokka could play.
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and forwards Artem Anisimov, Marcus Kruger and Artemi Panarin join the Hawks training camp Friday. The four players were eliminated in the semifinals of the World Cup.
Monday, September 26, 2016
After getting some invitations Blackhawks this season, Alexandre Fortin was awarded a contract on Sunday.
Fortin agreed to the terms of a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, who had invited him to prospect and training camp. The 19-year-old, which was passed under two projects NHL hoped hang Blackhawks organization.
"You know, it's a good day for me. I work on what I'm young, so now it is just step 1 and I am excited for the future, "Fortin said after Sunday's training camp sessions. "I have to thank the Chicago Blackhawks. It is the first team that really believed in me. It is awesome. "
Saturday, September 24, 2016
On 12 October the National Hockey League will begin its 100th season of operation. Since the new season approaches, teams prepare its equipment for a game. Earlier this week, Chicago Blackhawks worked to re-paint the lines and logos on their home ice, the United Center with help from defender Trevor van Riemsdyk, the process of posting photos on Facebook.
However, as the photos show that Chicago Blackhawks were the only institutions featured in the freshly painted floor.
Its contribution Blackhawks' team was a photo with the logo of the middle of the painting process. Initially, you may think that this movie was just part of the show in progress, but if you take a closer look at the yellow feather headdress on a mascot, you can see the words "UMPH love" - a nod to the beloved Chicago prog-jam outfit Umphrey McGee.
As you can see in the video painting session on the website of the NHL, the feathers were eventually filled, hiding Umphrey's shoutout. While words can now be covered, the hometown fans the team and the group know that it's still there, beneath the ice. Now more than ever, "Umph love" runs deep at the United Center.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
If Ed Belfour is able to reach the Mullett Ice Rink, as expected, you can not expect to find it parked on the network.
The former NHL star of the Custom Blackhawks Jersey and others whose 484 victories rank third all time among goalkeepers, Greg Buchanan said he plans on skating out. Buchanan, himself a goalkeeper who is organizing an alumni game between members of the Detroit Red Wings and Blackhawks, would be squarely in the crosshairs on November 5.
Buchanan laughs about the potential meeting on the ice, but could have its own arsenal of familiar names that work to keep away Belfour. Former Red Wings Kris Draper and Darren McCarty, Mickey Redmond, Larry Murphy and Dino Ciccarelli is tentatively scheduled to attend the event, the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Former Blackhawks Wayne Presley, Denis Savard and Brian Noonan also try to make the trip.
Buchanan, who spent three years in the Red Wings organization in the 1980s, helped coordinate similar events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, but moved to Pewaukee a couple of years ago. His daughter attends Hamilton High School, and is partnering with the arrowhead youth hockey and HHS Booster Club to help make the event a reality in the skating rink on the campus of the arrowhead.
"I felt they were good tie-ins, because you need a lot of help," Buchanan said. "They have a lot of people in the orginzation and a lot of volunteers, and both organizations have been great."
Buchanan said parents in Arrowhead hockey approached him first with the idea after hearing what he had done to help coordinate the games in Colorado, where his place could accommodate about 700 people. With capacity for about 1,200, the Mullett offer greater capacity, and if the rates of events as well, Buchanan hopes to also embrace other NHL Alumni bases, which could add Minnesota in the next iteration.
Alumni games are not uncommon throughout the country, but this would be a first in Wisconsin.
"I think as the Detroit Red Wings have the best alumni association on the planet," Buchanan said. "The Chicago right there with us. They came to the steamboat, and were interested in coming here without blinking an eye." scott darling jersey.
Buchanan said the players will sign autographs 50 minutes before the album drops, then play a couple of halves of 30 minutes. autographed game jerseys will be raffled away and at the event.
Tickets for the event, running from 4 to 6 p.m. are $ 10 and can be purchased at the Mullett (cash or check) or brownpaperticket.com.
Tickets can also be purchased at Hockey Haven, Buffalo Wild Wings in Pewaukee on Capitol Drive and Hamilton High School.
After the game will be a VIP party for adults only Ausblick Ski Lodge in Sussex, starting at 7 pm and tickets are $ 40, including food and drinks. These tickets can also be purchased in brownpaperticket.com.
Monday, September 19, 2016
TORONTO - It's been over nine years since it was selected No. 1 overall in the NHL Entry Draft in Columbus. Chicago Blackhawks star and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane suddenly enters his 10th season in the NHL. Seemingly out of nowhere, it is almost 30 years to 20 and had another birthday coming Nov. 19
But Kane is far from the twilight of his career. He is coming off a season Hart Trophy awarded to the most valuable player of the league and is a leader for Team USA as it heads into the World Cup of Hockey.
"It's a little scary for sure," said Kane this week in the Air Canada Centre before the tournament the first Saturday's game against Team Europe (3:30, ESPN2). "I'm in my 10th year, but feel I was a young kid at heart, as I'm still on my first nine here in the league.
"But I'll be 28 later this year. It is amazing how time flies. There are still plenty in the tank, even a great team in front of us with the Custom Blackhawks Jersey, yet important occasions like the World Cup. you really want to take advantage of them and play well because you do not know how many opportunities you have left. Hopefully a little more. "
Kane had his best season as a pro in 2015-16, setting career highs in goals, assists and point (46-60-106) while becoming the first American-born player to win the trophy Art Ross in the regular season scoring champion of the league. But the Blackhawks could not defend their third Stanley Cup title in five seasons, the abandonment of Seven game in St. Louis and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the first time in five years. Kane scored one goal in the series.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Saturday was the first day of play at the World Hockey Championship in Toronto, ending a 12-year break, which saw the competition fade from existence after 2004.
In total, the two games were at the opening on Saturday slate. US met the European team, while Canada took home the Czech Republic on the night cap.
Team Europe 3, United States 0
Winners introductory Football Ice Hockey World Championship in 1996, survived the awful start on Saturday, as the United States lost to Europe 3-0 in the opening match of the tournament.
Gaborik of the Los Angeles Kings put Europe ahead just 4:19 into the game after a defensive breakdown sent new Detroit Red Wing Frans Nielsen in the American zone for the possibility of two-on-one.
With a quick centering pass Gaborik could redirect Nielsen's pass and beat his team-mate Kings Jonathan Quick in the US goal.
It was amazing, the opener for the loser in Europe, but Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times is already looking for a way to get the US head coach John Tortorella from the bench